Most likely many children faced with a new sibling have other concerns than the baby's first smile, reasons for crying,...

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WATCHING THE NEW BABY

Most likely many children faced with a new sibling have other concerns than the baby's first smile, reasons for crying, feeding needs and sucking instinct, even if they are old enough to read this on their own. However for those whose response takes the form of scientific curiosity, Samson does an admirable job of explaining what behavior they can expect and when, how an older brother or sister can enjoy and further the baby's development, and even how the baby is likely to feel in various everyday situations. Gary Gladstone's informal photographs of one baby, his sister and his parents (from the mother's pregnancy on) puts the newcomer's physical and social progress on a comfortably personalized plane.

Pub Date: April 17, 1974

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 80

Publisher: Atheneum

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1974